Weekly Newsletter – 6 November 2017

Dear Parents We hope you all had a lovely half-term break.  The children who were here for holiday club seemed to have a lot of fun. Thank you very much for doing our Autumn Sponsor sheet which is now being shared in classes and raised over £100! We also had some beautiful designs for cards and mugs back so they will be sent off so that you get these back ready for Christmas.  Again this is a great fundraiser for us so thank you for ordering these. School has been busy this week and everyone seems to have returned to classes very happily.  We had a fireworks display on Wednesday which your children may have talked about.  They sat beautifully throughout it and there were lots of sounds of delight as the fireworks crackled into life. We talked about safety with the children so hopefully they will be well prepared for any fireworks events over the next few days. A reminder that Parents Evening is on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30pm.  This is a chance to hear a talk on ‘Play’, followed by an informal chat with class staff.  Due to limited space in the Rainbow Room we have decided that this will now be just for Nursery parents and we will have a similar event for Nest parents next term. If anyone has anything they wish to discuss with class staff at another time then please speak to class teachers and arrange an appointment. A social evening event to meet other parents has been arranged for Wednesday 22nd November at 7.45pm at Queen Edith’s Pub on Wulfstan Way. ...

School Fund

Dear Parent’s   We aim to offer the best provision at Homerton for your children. Part of this depends on enriching children’s experiences with visits to the park, visits to the allotment, planting and cooking together, a Christmas party, an end of year celebratory trip out and special visitors coming in to Homerton.   Parents’ kindly make contributions to help support these extra curricular activities and we ask that you consider this for the term or year to help us plan for the trips. Of course the donations are voluntary but we do depend on them so if you are able to give generously it is greatly appreciated.   We suggest a contribution of £10 a half term, or approximately a £1.50 a week. If this amount is too hard for you we do totally understand and do not want to add to any families’ financial commitments, sometimes we are fortunate enough to have parents who are able to give a little more. Cash or cheques made out to Homerton Early Years Centre can be handed into the office. Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer 20-17-19 10711667 stating our child’s name as a reference.   Very many thanks; your donations go directly to the children for the things that make life even more fun at Homerton!   Best wishes  ...

Weekly Newsletter 19.10.17

Dear Parents   Homerton Weekly News October 12th   Half term 23rd-27th Oct. We reopen for all children on Tuesday 31st October as Monday 30th we are closed for a staff training day.   Wednesday 18th October is Wear it Pink or Red day which is for children and staff – do encourage your child to wear pink or red on that day – a small donation can be made to Breast cancer charities on the day if you wish to.   18th October sees the start of our class music lessons with Rachel Rigby our fantastic visiting music teacher – she will be with us every fortnight.   Children’s Centre Council Meeting – Shire Hall 10am for 10.30 meeting. Please do come along to stand outside the Shire Hall at 10am and join the protest against our Children’s Centre closure. I would like to reassure you that whatever the outcome of the Council meeting that day, the Early Years Centre (Nursery and Nest) will remain open for the education and       care of 2-5 year olds.   Rudolph cards – please find attached the template for your child to design Christmas cards or mugs these need to be back to the office by Tuesday 31st October.   Parking continues to be a problem outside Homerton – Please do not park on the yellow lines which are there for the safety of the children. It is better to park in Glebe Road near             house no 48, and enjoy a walk through the allotments with your child. Thank you for your help with this.   Please do come and...

Teddy Bears’ Picnic and cake stall Wednesday 14 June

Dear Parents   We have two exciting activities on Wednesday 14 June – West Room is running a fundraising cake stall and the Governor’s are running a Teddy Bears’ Picnic Teddy Bears’ Picnic Wednesday, 14th June 2017 Holbrook Road Park, 11:45am The Picnic is an informal gathering of parents with their children who attend Homerton Early Years Centre in the park next door in order to meet others whose children may be attending the same primary school. If your child stays for school lunch on a Wednesday, they will have their own picnic at lunch time within the Homerton garden with Homerton staff. At the picnic in the Park, there will  be sign up sheets to exchange contact details for those moving onto Morley Memorial, Queen Edith’s and other local primary schools. Children who will be continuing at Homerton for another term or longer after September 2017 will also be welcome with their carers.   Please bring a picnic for you and your child, a rug and a teddy or other soft toy. If you can’t attend and would like to exchange contact details, please email sophielouisebryce@gmail.com Homerton Parent...

CYCLE HELMETS

Dear Parents Now that the weather is a bit warmer (for now!) and a lot of children have been at Homerton for a while, many of them are experimenting with our two-wheeled bikes and balance bikes. In order to stay safe on these we encourage children to wear a helmet but we could do with more helmets so more children can have a turn at the same time! If you have any spare cycle helmets we would love to have them to use with our two wheeled bikes and scooters. Thank you very much...

Homerton International Event Saturday 6th May 12:30-2:30

  Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Friends,  We are writing to let you know about a family event next term at Homerton to celebrate the wide range of cultures represented at Homerton and to raise some money for Clic Sargent – a cancer charity which has supported members of the Homerton community in their battle against cancer.  There will be some activities & entertainment from around the world as well as food from as many different parts of the world as possible.  What we really need at this stage is your help! We are hoping that you will be able to volunteer to provide a plate (or two!) of snack / finger food from your country / culture or region to share. You may like to work alone or you may wish to work with friends who share your roots and prepare a selection of foods. We hope this will be a fun way for families to get to know each other better and make new friends.  We would be really grateful if you could think about whether you could contribute some food and after the holidays we will send you details of how you can sign up to contribute online. Alternatively some forms will be available in the classrooms if you would prefer to sign up that way. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch using homertoninternationalevent@gmail.com.  Tickets cost £4.00 per family, they will be on sale soon.  We look forward to celebrating our rich cultural heritage with you. With many best wishes and thank you for your support, Homerton Early Years Centre...
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